The 7 Best Home Fitness Equipment Pieces of 2020

Set up your home gym with these basic pieces

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First Look

AmazonBasics Neoprene Dumbbell Pairs at Amazon

"Choose the range that works for you."

Black Mountain Stability Ball at Amazon

"Comes in multiple colors and sizes."

Reebok Professional Aerobic Deck at Amazon

"A weight bench and stepper in one."

WODFitters Resistance Bands at Amazon

"Small enough to fit in your suitcase."

Sivan Health and Fitness Exercise Mat at Amazon

"Great for yoga, pilates, and more."

Synergee Core Sliders at Amazon

"A totally different way to work your body."

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands at Amazon

"A great tool for toning and stretching."

Our Top Picks

AmazonBasics Neoprene Dumbbell Pairs

The best investment you can make is with a good set of quality dumbbells. Not only can you do a huge variety of strength training exercises, but you can also use dumbbells for cardio exercises—dumbbell swings for example. It's a good idea to have a variety of weights, and this set from AmazonBasics allows you to choose what works for you. The neoprene coating keeps them from rolling away and makes them easier to grip.

Looking for more options? Read our article on the best dumbbells.

Black Mountain Stability Ball

An exercise ball is a perfect choice for a home gym. You can do core work while working on your balance and stability and, like dumbbells, it has multiple uses. Use it as a weight bench (such as in a chest press) or use it for pushups, back extensions or leg lifts. This one from Black Mountain comes in multiple colors and sizes so you can choose what suits your style.

Reebok Professional Aerobic Deck

No need to choose between a stepper or a weight bench—this deck from Reebok is actually both. The non-slip rubber surface makes it safe to use as a stair for aerobic exercise, and the incline can be used for lifting weights. To help you save even more space, there's an internal storage compartment for weights and resistance bands too.

WODFitters Resistance Bands

You've got your dumbbells, so you may not think you need much more than that, but resistance bands are an excellent addition to your strength training equipment.

Resistance bands can help you get a full-body workout, no matter where you go. They're small enough to fit in your suitcase and versatile enough to use in any hotel room. Another bonus is that they provide a different type of resistance than free weights, so your muscles get a brand new workout.

Take a peek at our reviews of the best resistance bands.

Sivan Health and Fitness Exercise Mat

This mat from Sivan Health and Fitness is great for yoga, pilates, and more. It's easy to clean, rolls up for simple storage, and even has a built-in carry strap for when you want to take your workouts on the road.

Looking for more options? Check out our roundup of the best yoga mats.

Synergee Core Sliders

Put them under your hands for killer ab slides or try mountain climbers and see how much your quads thank you for it. Truly, a totally different way to work your body. These ones from Synergee are easy to take on the go and come in a range of colors.

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands

Mini bands are a great tool for toning and stretching. This set comes with a range of options from extra-light to extra-heavy, so you can choose how difficult you want your training to be. They're easy to take on the go too, so you can get a full-body workout no matter where you are.

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